Category: well-being

Treat Yourself to Fall

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. —Albert Camus

Although it’s 82 degrees outside, I’m dreaming about fall. Below is a list of ways to get in the fall mood. Let’s embrace cozy hygge in all areas of our lives.

Light candles, wrap yourself in soft blankets, don socks, add a chunky sweater to your summer dress, go camping, live in leggings, try a messy bun (how-to), visit a corn maze, learn, reflect, grow, and connect in Tranquility Salon Online, cuddle up on the couch and read, sit fireside, add layers, ride a bike, sip hot drinks, make slow food (think simmering stews), unplug and go analog, add throw pillows and blankets, build a campfire, roast pumpkin seeds, volunteer, simmer potpourri on the stove (7 recipes), carve or paint pumpkins (25 ideas), make a Halloween costume (66 ideas), go hiking, wrap yourself in a scarf, visit a pumpkin patch, bring your pup to Pugs & Pints, go apple picking, add tall boots to your summer frock, enjoy a nature drive, visit the farmers’ market, add cozy touches to home/office by bringing the outdoors in (display pine cones, leaves, acorns).

What’s your favorite thing about fall? Bisous x


After an 8.5-hour flight, the wheels touched down in DC  Wednesday night signaling the end of my Paris adventure. While away, I found myself lost in the senses: eight hours of jazz, 42 miles of walking, 12 pots of tea, countless cheese-free pizzas, three meet ups with friends, a carousel ride, and more.

Before I left last week, I did all the preparations possible to help with really being away. Not the kind of away where we’re still in constant connection to our digital devices, but away away.

I recorded these videos, let people know I was (mostly) unavailable, organized my to-do list for return and, while away, checked email only on occasion, and toted a mini art journal around town versus my planner. That helped keep me out of ongoing planning mode (it’s a favorite pastime) to stay more in the moment.

Up at 5:30am (perk of jet lag) yesterday and at the office until late, surprisingly despite taking six days off, I feel on top of things. By doing that prep work before leaving and regrouping on the flight back, I’ve fooled that post-vacay overwhelm feeling. Whew!

While sipping one of those many pots of tea, I set aside time to reflect in my mini art journal at a sidewalk café. It’s helpful to take stock as we move into the finale of 2019. Although the year is far from over, we have over 100 days left to make meaning and, similar to how I left for Paris, set the stage for what’s next.

Together we’ll be doing this in Tranquility Salon Online and registration opens THIS weekend. Be the first to know by joining the waitlist. I can’t wait to connect with you in this way!

May we continue to live our lives in a way that reflects our values and intentions to avoid that “rinse and repeat” feeling of all days seeming the same. We deserve tranquility even when the dogs are barking, babies are crying, bosses are demanding, and phones are blowing up. Especially then!

I believe tranquility is found in those moments in between and setting time aside to pause helps get us there. Bisous. x

Life Lately

What I’m reading

What I’m excited about

What I’m struggling with

  • Setting up a content calendar.
  • Organizing my week better based on energy levels.

What I’m working on

  • The Tranquility Salon workbook and online offering.
  • Fall TranquiliT collection.

What I’m wearing

Obsessed with the slip dress over the fleece perfect pant (I know, it’s 90 degrees, but they’re SO cozy).

What I’m loving

  • Iced Stash Moroccan Mint Green tea.
  • Fancy barrettes to hold my bangs as they grow out.
  • Leopard-print everything.
  • Blank spiral 4×6 journals.
  • Soft lacy bralettes.

What I’m eating

  • Brown rice with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.
  • Ezekiel toast with vegan butter and cheese.
  • Weekly box from Purple Carrot.

What I’m grateful for

  • Healthy pets.
  • Weighted blankets.
  • Pink pens.
  • Quiet nights at home.